Run/Debug Configuration: JSR45 Compatible Server
Use this dialog to create or edit run/debug configurations for JSR45-compatible application servers.
Generally, you may want to use this type of run/debug configuration under the following conditions:
The server you are going to work with supports JSR-45.
IntelliJ IDEA doesn't provide a dedicated plugin for integration with this server.
|Application Server||Both|| Select the server configuration to be used. |
If the run/debug configuration is intended for working with a remote server, the same server version should be configured locally and associated with the run/debug configuration.
Click Configure to create a new server configuration or edit an existing one. (The Application Servers dialog will open.)
|Start browser||Both||Select this checkbox to run the default Web browser to study your application output there.|
|Startup page||Both||In this field, specify the URL the browser should go to when started. In most typical cases, this URL will correspond to the root of your Web application or its starting page.|
|VM options||Local||If necessary, specify the command-line options to be passed to the server JVM at the server start. |
If you need more room to type, click next to the field to open the VM Options dialog where the text entry area is larger.
When specifying JVM options, follow these rules:
|On 'Update' action||Local||Select the action to be performed when the application is updated in the Run or the Debug tool window.|
|Show dialog||Local|| Select this checkbox if you want to see the Update <application name> dialog every time you perform the Update action. |
The Update <application name> dialog is used to view and change the current update option (for example, Restart server) prior to actually updating the application.
|JSP's package||Both||Specify the Java package prefix to be used for jsp-to-servlet translation.|
|VM options variable||Local||If there is a variable which stores the command-line JVM options, you can specify the name of this variable in this field. In this way, you can pass the corresponding options to the server JVM at the server start.|
|Port||Both||Specify the HTTP server port.|
|Use JSP's line mapping model specific for WebSphere 5.1||Both||If the run/debug configuration is intended for working with WebSphere Server 5.1, select this checkbox to be able to debug your JSPs. |
(To be able to debug JSPs, it’s necessary to maintain relationships between the lines of the source files and the corresponding positions in the compiled code. All the servers except WebSphere 5.1 form such relationships similarly.)
|Host||Remote||The DNS name or the IP address of the server host (for example, localhost, 127.0.0.1, and so on).|
|Is Active||Select checkboxes in this column to have the log entries displayed in the corresponding tabs in the Run tool window or Debug tool window .|
|Log File Entry|
The read-only fields in this column list the log files to show. The list can contain:
|Skip Content||Select this checkbox to have the previous content of the selected log skipped.|
|Save console output to file||Select this checkbox to save the console output to the specified location. Type the path manually, or click the browse button and point to the desired location in the dialog that opens.|
|Show console when a message is printed to standard output stream||Select this checkbox to activate the output console and bring it forward if an associated process writes to Standard.out.|
|Show console when a message is printed to standard error stream||Select this checkbox to activate the output console and bring it forward if an associated process writes to Standard.err.|
|Click this button to open the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog where you can select a new log entry and specify an alias for it.|
|Click this button to edit the properties of the selected log file entry in the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog.|
|Click this button to remove the selected log entry from the list.|
Code Coverage tab
Use this tab to configure code coverage monitoring options.
Note that this tab is not available for remote servers.
|Choose code coverage runner||Select the desired code coverage runner.|
|Sampling||Select this option to measure code coverage with minimal slow-down.|
|Tracing||Select this option to collect accurate branch coverage. This mode is available for the IntelliJ IDEA code coverage runner only.|
|Track per test coverage||Select this checkbox to detect lines covered by one test and all tests covering line.|
|Packages and classes to record code coverage data|
If necessary, specify the classes and packages to be measured.
Use or to add classes or packages to the list.
To remove the classes or packages from the list, select the corresponding list items and click .
|Enable coverage in test folders.||Select this checkbox to include the test source folders in code coverage analysis.|
| Run |
|Both||Select Run or Debug to show settings either for the run or the debug mode.|
|Run with Coverage||Local||Select Run with Coverage to show settings for run with coverage mode.|
|Startup script||Local|| Specify the script to be used to start the server. If necessary, you can also specify the script parameters and the options to be passed to the server JVM. |
You can provide all the necessary information right in the field, by typing. As an alternative:
|Shutdown script||Local|| Specify the script to be used to stop the server. If necessary, you can also specify the script parameters and the options to be passed to the server JVM. |
You can provide all the necessary information right in the field, by typing. As an alternative:
|Pass environment variables||Local||To pass specific variables to the server environment, select this checkbox and specify the variables: |
|Port||Local||Use this field to change the debugger port (if necessary).|
|Debugger Settings||Local||Click this button to edit the debugger options on the Debugger page of the Settings dialog.|
|Transport||Remote|| Specify the "transport" settings for the connection with the debugger. In technical terms, these are the parameters for the |
Note that as you change the transport settings, what follows
When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options:
Specify a name for the run/debug configuration to quickly identify it when editing or running the configuration, for example, from the Run popup Alt+Shift+F10.
Allow parallel run
Select to allow running multiple instances of this run configuration in parallel.
By default, it is disabled, and when you start this configuration while another instance is still running, IntelliJ IDEA suggests to stop the running instance and start another one. This is helpful when a run/debug configuration consumes a lot of resources and there is no good reason to run multiple instances.
Store as project file
Save the file with the run configuration settings to share it with other team members. The default location is .idea/runConfigurations. However, if you do not want to share the .idea directory, you can save the configuration to any other directory within the project.
By default, it is disabled, and IntelliJ IDEA stores run configuration settings in .idea/workspace.xml.
The tree view of run/debug configurations has a toolbar that helps you manage configurations available in your project as well as adjust default configurations templates.
|Alt+Insert||Create a run/debug configuration.|
|Alt+Delete||Delete the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you cannot delete default configurations.|
|Ctrl+D||Create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you create copies of default configurations.|
|The button is displayed only when you select a temporary configuration. Click this button to save a temporary configuration as permanent.|
|View and edit the template (that is, the default run/debug configuration settings). The templates are displayed under the Templates node and used for newly created configurations.|
Move the selected run/debug configuration up and down in the list.
The order of configurations in the list defines the order, in which the configurations appear when you choose a run/debug configuration.
Default templates of run/debug configurations are always sorted alphabetically.
Move into new folder / Create new folder. You can group run/debug configurations by placing them into folders.
To create a folder, select the configurations within a category, click , and specify the folder name. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.
Then, to move a configuration into a folder, between the folders or out of a folder, use drag or and buttons.
To remove grouping, select a folder and click .
|Click this button to sort configurations in the alphabetical order.|
In this area you can specify tasks that must be performed before starting the selected run/debug configuration. The tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
Click this icon to add one of the following available tasks:
|Alt+Delete||Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.|
|Enter||Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.|
|/||Alt+Up/Alt+Down||Click these icons to move the selected task one line up or down in the list. The tasks are performed in the order that they appear in the list.|
|Show this page||Select this checkbox to show the run/debug configuration settings prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.|
|Activate tool window|
Otherwise, if the checkbox is cleared, the tool window is hidden. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.